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How do you wash your produce?

Wash fresh produce to remove dirt and kill bacteria
Pam Higgins

So you shop at your local farmer’s market or grocery store. Bring home the loot feeling great and ready to eat. But you might want to take an extra step before you nosh.

Fresh produce can have a few things left on there you may not want to ingest. Namely harmful bacteria and parasites.

So instead of giving up healthful produce you can give it a vinegar bath to kill bacteria and other things you don’t want to ingest.


Fill your clean kitchen sink with water or use a rectangular tub to fill with water and 1 cup of white vinegar.

Let everything sit for about 20 minutes.

Remove from vinegar bath then rinse well. Dry and store in fridge or serve immediately.

Studies prove this actually works too, check out this article from NPR:

The best thing to do it wash your produce as soon as you get home. Then pop in the fridge or prep foods – chop, steam, or roast for the week.

Do you wash your produce? Have you noticed a difference in your own health?

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